About the Author(s)
Russ Shafer-Landau is Chair and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of several books including The Fundamentals of Ethics, Third Edition (OUP, 2014), Reason and Responsibility, Fifteenth Edition (2013), and Ethical Theory: An Anthology, Second Edition (2012). He is also the editor of Oxford Studies in Metaethics.
"The best discussion-generating book I have ever used, full of wonderfully thought-provoking essays."--Adam Briggle, University of North Texas
"One of the most compelling collections of original source materials for introductory level ethics I've come across, and I suggest that--although it can stand alone as a course resource--it be paired with selections from The Fundamentals of Ethics for maximum impact with students."--Kelly Heuer, Georgetown University
"This is a wonderful book. It has a balanced selection of classical and contemporary readings in normative ethics, metaethics, and ethical issues. Each selection is of manageable length to cover in a single class period. Shafer-Landau includes interesting, unusual selections (licensing parents, gay sex) as well as classic pieces (Aristotle, Mill, Kant, and Thomson, for instance)."--Richard Lee, University of Arkansas
"This is a very solid anthology for introductory-level ethics classes. It's comparable to Rachels in overall style and analytic approach, but with more personable examples and a sharper division between value theory and normative ethics."--Deke Gould, Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Illinois Valley Community College, and Syracuse University
"This is a concise book with breadth. It contains short readings without sacrificing depth. It's cheaper than Rachels' The Right Thing to Do. It's pedagogically effective, without the overwhelming pedagogical devices of MacKinnon's Ethics. It's edited by a major contributor in contemporary ethics. It's a high-quality book with a low price. It's an encyclopedic pocket book. I will adopt it."--Fidel Arnecillo, California State University, San Bernardino
"A solid collection of essays including a great range of topics and thinkers, covering normative ethics, metaethics, and applied ethics, all at a great price."--Charles Comer, Harrisburg Area Community College